Title

Pt1−xCox nanoparticles as cathode catalyst for proton exchange membrane fuel cells with enhanced catalytic activity

RIS ID

33984

Publication Details

Wu, H., Wexler, D., Liu, H. K., Savadogo, O., Ahn, J. Wang, G. (2010). Pt1−xCox nanoparticles as cathode catalyst for proton exchange membrane fuel cells with enhanced catalytic activity. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 124 (1), 841-844.

Abstract

Nanosize carbon-supported Pt1−xCox (x = 0.2, 0.3, and 0.45) electrocatalysts were prepared by a chemical reduction method using sodium borohydride (NaBH4) as the reduction agent. Transmission electron microscopy examination showed uniform dispersion of Pt1−xCox alloy catalysts on carbon matrix, with the particle size less than 10 nm. The electrochemical characteristics of Pt1−xCox alloy catalysts were studied by cyclic voltammetry, linear sweep voltammetry, and chronoamperometric testing. The as-prepared Pt1−xCox alloy nanoparticles could be promising cathode catalysts for oxygen reduction in proton exchange membrane fuel cells with the feature of much reduced cost, but significantly increased catalytic activity.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2010.07.071